Win7 Upgrade DVD from HP

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  1. jeedee4

    jeedee4 MDL Junior Member

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    I got my hand on a win7 Home Premium from HP
    It was send to a friend whom qualified for the upgrade program.

    How do I know if this CD has already the certificate on it so if it matches the BIOS, that I already update to SLC21, it will activate

    Thanks
     
  2. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    Share and i will tell you!! :D:D only jokin! have you tried to see if there is a oem folder in c:\windows\system32\oem there may be a cert in there! and also look in oobe folder in c:\windows\system32\oobe\info\ for oobe.xml
     
  3. jeedee4

    jeedee4 MDL Junior Member

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    I guess I have to check this after installing, is there a way to check on the DVD it self??

    thanks
     
  4. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    #4 ambidav, Nov 4, 2009
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    yes you can copy all the contents of the dvd to a folder on your desktop and mount your install.wim in the sources folder! i recomend you use Je Jin's DISM Tool for that! http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/9682

    :)
     
  5. jeedee4

    jeedee4 MDL Junior Member

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    Just check the installation and there is not oem folder and on the oobe there is not certificate

    I guess I'll have to add the certificate my self and use one of the keys posted here

    I was hoping since this DVD has 4 lenguages on it english espanish, french and portuguese
     
  6. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    you will need to mount the install.wim in the sources directory on the dvd to get to the oem folder and the oobe folder! did you do that already?? :):)
     
  7. jeedee4

    jeedee4 MDL Junior Member

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    NO I did not mounted I ran the installation and did notenter a key number and then check on the c:/windows/system32 folder
     
  8. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    Most probably just a normal upgrade dvd then that has no oem imformation! did your friend get a product key that came with the dvd?
     
  9. jeedee4

    jeedee4 MDL Junior Member

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    YES HE got a key with the DVD

    I went ahead and use one of the HP WIN7 HP leaked and install the certificate for compaq-hp via the command SLMGR.VBS -ilc <OEMNAME>.XRM-MS

    and is activated

    Thank you for the help

    This will keep me activated since this key is from a HP machine it self
     
  10. poi2

    poi2 MDL Novice

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    I believe the upgrade discs they send out are actually just normal OEM Windows 7 discs with OEM keys. None of the branded SLP, certificate, etc. stuff. The only difference is the physical printing on the disc itself.